Float - Wildly Constant Summary & Analysis

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"Wildly Constant" is one of the poetry chapbooks in Float, and it is written in tercets, i.e., three-line stanzas, with an indeterminate rhyme scheme. In this poem, told from an anonymous first person perspective, the speaker muses on the idea of constancy, both as it relates to monogamy within her marriage, and to memory.

The poem begins with a reflection on the environment of Stykkishólmur, Iceland — where the speaker honeymooned with her husband "last May." It is a place where "Ice [is] on the road," and "Ice [is] on the sidewalk. / Nowhere to step." After observing the environment more — there is a man that hurries past with his dog, and a pink schoolgirl; "No one says Hello," at least not with words — the speaker begins to wonder why she came here, and so she returns home to make tea and "Eat...

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